Budd Schulberg papers, 1913-2014 Rauner Manuscript MS-978

Series List

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Series: 1, Personal, 1913-2004

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Unrestricted.

Contains family correspondence, articles, newspaper clippings, legal and financial documents, diaries and appointment books, brochures and programs, annotated magazines and newspapers, school diplomas and memorabilia documenting Budd Schulberg’s relationship with his family and education at Los Angeles High School, Deerfield Academy and Dartmouth College. Family correspondence is with Schulberg’s sister Sonya, brother Stuart, wife Geraldine Brooks, father B.P. Schulberg, mother Adeline Schulberg and other members of his family. Additionally, the series details his early life and travels, including the years he spent in Mexico, and the time he served in the US Army as part of John Ford’s documentary unit during WWII. This series also contains Nazi paraphernalia Schulberg acquired during the war and legal documents for his suit against Random House.

Go to boxes: 1 - 2 | 3 - 8

Series: 2, Professional, 1936-2007

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Contains magazine and newspaper article clippings, reports and contracts, speeches, brochures, flyers, annotated magazines, newsletters and news releases, manuscripts of articles and notes as well as correspondence relating to Budd Schulberg’s interest in and participation with organizations such as the Writer’s Guild and the Academy of Motion Pictures and Sciences. The series also contains Schulberg’s research into a variety of subjects, including Communism, Jimmy Hoffa, unions, Hollywood, race relations, Marlon Brando, F. Scott Fitzgerald, Ernest Hemingway, and the Kennedy family.

Go to boxes: 19 - 32

Series: 3, Correspondence, 1931-2006

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Unrestricted.

Contains professional correspondence with writers, actors, directors and others including Norman Mailer, F. Scott Fitzgerald, Ernest Hemingway, Joan Crawford, James Cain, Pearl Buck, Henry Miller, Roald Dahl, George S. Kaufman, Elia Kazan, Jackie Kennedy, Bob Fosse, Warren Beatty, Eli Wallach, George McGovern, Rod Sterling, Fannie Hurst and Bennett Cerf. This series also contains newspaper clippings as well as correspondence and legal documents related to the Brandt and Brandt Literary Agency who sold his first book “What Makes Sammy Run?” to Bennet Cerf at Random House in 1941.

Go to boxes: 33 - 44

Series: 4, Writings, 1915-2006

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Unrestricted.

Contains published and unpublished manuscripts of books and articles as well as printed copies of articles, short stories and books written by Budd Schulberg. They include “What Makes Sammy Run?,” “The Harder They Fall,” “The Disenchanted,” “A Face in the Crowd,” “Wind Across the Everglades,” “Sanctuary V,” “Loser and Still Champion: Muhammad Ali,” “The Four Seasons of Success,” “Swan Watch,” “Everything That Moves,” “Moving Pictures: Memories of a Hollywood Prince,” “Love, Action, Laughter and Other Tales” "Sammy Glick, Part Two," and “Sparring with Hemingway”. Also includes newspaper clippings, contracts, photographs, correspondence, reviews and research materials related to the manuscripts. Unsolicited manuscripts by authors other than Schulberg as well as notebooks kept by Schulberg, are also included.

Go to boxes: 46 - 56 | 57 - 68

Series: 5, Screenplays and Teleplays, 1930s-2002

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Contains produced and unproduced scripts for a variety of television and movie productions as well as musical adaptations. They include “A Face in the Crowd,” “Fallen From Grace (Lindbergh’s War),” “The Contenders,” “Doing It Right,” “Across the Everglades,” “The Enemy Within,” “In the Streets,” “Sanctuary V,” and “Moving Pictures.” Also included are newspaper clippings, press releases, correspondence and research material as well as programs, articles and contracts related to the productions.

Go to boxes: 69 - 82 | 92 - 86 | 87 - 95

Series: 6, “On the Waterfront”, 1952-2004

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Contains materials related to the film and stage version of "On The Waterfront" as well as its never produced sequel "Back on the Waterfront". They include the original, produced screenplay and earlier drafts entitled "The Golden Warriors" and "Waterfront" as well as scripts for the stage version, articles, reports, correspondence, newspaper clippings, programs, brochures and research materials. Of note is a version of the script with the inscription "rushed to Brando" and correspondence between Elia Kazan, Budd Schulberg regarding the casting of Marlon Brando.

Go to boxes: 96 - 105

Series: 7, Watts Writers’ Workshop and Frederick Douglas Creative Arts Center, 1936-2006

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Details Schulberg’s involvement in the establishment of the Watts Writers Workshop in South Los Angeles in 1965, and the Frederick Douglas Arts Center in New York City in 1971.Contains correspondence, newspaper and magazine clippings, grants, contracts, programs, brochures, financial and legal documents and student papers documenting the writing programs for high school drop outs in underprivileged communities.

Go to boxes: 106 - 112

Series: 8, Boxing, 1926-2004

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Contains manuscript, typescript and printed copies of articles written by Budd Schulberg and others on the subject of boxing. Also included are newspaper clippings, correspondence, annotated magazines, boxing statistics, press kits and news releases related to Schulberg’s interest in and research of the sport of boxing.

Go to boxes: 113 - 117

Series: 9, Addendum 1, 1930-2009

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Unrestricted.

2013 addition.

Go to boxes: 124 - 128

Series: 10, Addendum 2, 1933-1983

Go to boxes: 129

Series: 11, Addendum 3, 1954-2013

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Unrestricted.

Contains legal correspondence and contracts with publishers, agents and production companies, as well as manuscripts for screenplays, teleplays, stage plays and articles, including "Memory in White," "The Enemy Within," "Thicker Than Water," "On the Waterfront," "Machiavelli on Eighth Avenue" and "The West Coast of Mexico."

Go to boxes: 130 - 132

Series: Addendum 4, 1929-2014

Contains correspondence, writings, notebooks, clippings, a scrapbook and photographs related to Schulberg's interest in boxing, his 70th birthday and his book "Swan Song." Of note are his handwritten notes related to Muhammad Ali, some of which he took while being in Ali's training camp in Zaire. In addition, the collection contains letters from famous and not so famous friends gathered by Betsy Schulberg for a scrapbook on the occasion of Schulberg's 70th birthday. Contributors include Elia Kazan, Norman Mailer, Kurt Vonnegut, Frank Capra and many others. Photographs for "Swan Song" were taken by Schulberg's third wife, Geraldine Brooks.

Go to boxes: 133

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